Non-farm payrolls expected at 1.30pm

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  • The FTSE is up 90 points today to 5580, being led higher by banks and commodities as the biggest risers. There have been only a few blue chip fallers this morning.
  • Investors are awaiting the latest US non-farm payroll results to be announced at 1.30pm (UK time).
  • The payrolls are forecast to have risen by 122000 in November, compared to a rise of just 80, 000 in October.
  • Additionally unemployment is set to rise to 9%.
  • Investors are also looking towards the crucial EU summit next week, which is expected to resolve the EU crisis and seen as make or break for the 12-year old single currency.

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